Sean K Reynolds
Lies, the Dark Sun, the Black Sun
White jawless skull on black or purple sunburst
Murder, lies, intrigue, deception, illusion
Chaos, Destruction, Evil, Illusion, Trickery
Weapon: "Razor's Edge" (longsword)
(seer-ick) is a megalomaniacal deity with an immense following.
One of the three greater powers of evil on Faerûn, he is petty and self-centered,
and enjoys misleading individuals of all inclinations so that they perform
acts that ruin their lives or so that they make fatal mistakes. He drinks
the tears of disillusioned dreamers and broken-hearted lovers. He is not
above an alliance with another deity as long as he thinks he can betray
the other divine power and come out ahead.
church is pledged to spread strife and work murder everywhere in order
to make folk believe in and fear the Dark Sun. It supports cruel rulers
and indulges in intrigue in such a way that the world won't be overrun
by wars (and thus fall under the sway of Tempus). His church is often
beset by internal feuds and backstabbing, but this conflict has decreased
in recent years as Cyric has gained better control of himself and has
consolidated the churches of the deities whose portfolios he took over.
clerics pray for spells at night, after moonrise. Cyric's church has few
holy days and does not even celebrate the date of his ascension to divinity.
Whenever a temple acquires something (or someone) important enough to
sacrifice to Cyric, its high priest declares a Day of the Dark Sun to
signify the holiness of the event. Eclipses are considered holy. They
are accompanied by feasts, fervent prayers, and bloody sacrifices. Cyric's
clerics often multiclass as rogues or assassins.
Cyric arose as a deity during the Time of Troubles. He was a mortal who
assumed the portfolios of two deities slain in the Godswar and who managed
to slay two other deities and then assume their portfolios. He hates most
of the other deities of Toril, but he particularly loathes Mystra (whom
he knew as a mortal and whose portfolio he desires), Kelemvor, and Bane
(who now holds portions of the portfolio once claimed by him).
Death to all who oppose Cyric. Bow down before his supreme power,
and yield to him the blood of those that do not believe in his supremacy.
Fear and obey those in authority, but slay those that are weak, of good
persuasion, or false prophets. Bring death to those that oppose Cyric's
church or make peace, order, and laws, for only Cyric is the true authority.
Break not into open rebellion, for marching armies move the false deities
to action. Fell one foe at a time and keep all folk afraid, uneasy, and
in constant strife. Any method or means is justified if it brings about
the desired end.
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